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Thoughts/suggestions RE: my baby IRN

Goose, my baby IRN, wants to be with me at all times. When shes in her cage and can see me she wants out. I need to teach her how to entertain herself and that she wont always be out when Im around.

The cage shes in is a temp/baby cage. Im moving her into her big bird cage within the next few days (I need to set it up).

My plan is to ignore her while she does this and let her out as soon as she settles down. But she never settles down! LOL :

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Any thoughts/suggestions on what else I can do would be great. The next step will be to teach her how to stay on her cage as well as a play stand.

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dusty does that sometimes i can't let him out every time he does because of my dog so i usually go talk to him for a little while and when he calms down give him a treat. when he is calm when i go by i usually stop and talk to him and give him a treat and tell him good boy. other than trying either giving attention while inside her cage and then a treat when she is calm or ignoring her when she is like this then giving attention when calm i am not sure what else to do. dusty loves being out and having attention and sometimes he will call out to get my attention but because i have dixie which i do not trust with my birds out i can not let my bird out when she is out. i do talk to them when i go by or when they just call to me for attention. something else you can try to get her interested in her toys if she has a favorite treat stuff it in some of the toys so she has to work at it to get the treat

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dusty does that sometimes i can't let him out every time he does because of my dog so i usually go talk to him for a little while and when he calms down give him a treat. when he is calm when i go by i usually stop and talk to him and give him a treat and tell him good boy. other than trying either giving attention while inside her cage and then a treat when she is calm or ignoring her when she is like this then giving attention when calm i am not sure what else to do. dusty loves being out and having attention and sometimes he will call out to get my attention but because i have dixie which i do not trust with my birds out i can not let my bird out when she is out. i do talk to them when i go by or when they just call to me for attention. something else you can try to get her interested in her toys if she has a favorite treat stuff it in some of the toys so she has to work at it to get the treat
Dusty is very new to you and Goose is still somewhat new to me. I'm sure this is part of the problem. But she wasn't completely weaned when I brought her home and I still feed her as needed. She settles down better after fed.

Some of my other birds will stay on their cages and play stands, so when I'm home their cages are open.

On another forum someone suggested a second IRN and her albino sister is still available. But I have some questions regarding getting her sister.:

Could they be caged together? Seems like that could be an issue in the future.
Would they remain tame if together? I know IRN's need regular interaction to stay tame, but is it still doable if they have each other?

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Getting another would help her separation anxiety and I think they would still be tame. She may just be hungry and assuming you will feed her still

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I do still feed her but she begs for food right after being fed. LOL

I emailed her breeder, she would let me make payments on Goose's albino sister. She feels they could be caged together and could remain friends. But as with all birds I don't doubt that one day they could decide that they just don't like each other anymore.

I want to do it because the albino was my first choice but was sold. The sale fell through. As long as they remain friends and can be caged together I wouldn't have "one more cage to clean" or "one more bird that needs individual hands on time", because they could be out and with me together. I could put Goose in one of my A&E flights for now and when I bring her sister home they both could go into the big cage together. That way it won't be Goose's cage first.

Should I go for it?? Wrong place/people to ask right. LOL

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Should I go for it?? Wrong place/people to ask right. LOL

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i think you should dusty had issues about leaving his nest mate that is why the man that bought him brought him back. he is ok now but he is older to i think it would be a very good choice for goose to have their nest mate i think it would be better for both you and them.

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Honestly? I think you should give it some time, like a couple of months, before you would consider finding Goose a friend.
He's still a baby which means he's going to be more clingy for a while since he isn't used to not being hand fed yet. He sees you as his parent.
Work on getting him to play independantly and staying on his cage/playstand while he's out and I'm sure you'll make progress!



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I've decided to get Goose's sister, but not just "for" Goose. Ever since I knew she was available again I've been thinking about her. I'll keep them separate until her sister is bonded with me and both girls know how to play/entertain themselves.

It will be at least a few weeks before I can bring her home and I'm sure by then Goose will be able to play nice by herself.

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Wonderful idea congrats!

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I just need to be very careful that I'm not biting off more than I can chew. But counting my baby grey and the albino IRN I'll have 6 birds that want as much attention as they can get and one prefers my son. And the IRN or grey may not want that much. The rest want a little attention or none at all. And by parting with some linnies I've reduced my number of cages as well. So it should be fine, but I just can't get anymore!!!! (I need to keep repeating that LOL)

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Kim, that's exactly what Bobby keeps doing.

He calls and want's out, I know that but until he's more tame and is more relaxed with me then it's a tough ask. Bobby doesn't like hands yet and is not overly friendly yet, so we're working on it.
When we're more "together" he can sit with me while I draw and paint, have cuddles n kisses

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When I'm not in the room she's fine unless she hears me talk in the other room. She also does much better after I've fed her and put her back in her cage. So I'm sure in time she'll learn that she needs to entertain herself in and out of her cage.

I'm now leaning towards NOT getting her sister, for a few reasons. But we shall see.

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Kim, when you work out this whole toy thing let me know!

Bobby calls infrequently through the day. I have taken to leaving a TV on with nature Doco's playing or a radio playing.
If I can't get the Doco's running then it's the kids channel.
It seams to quieten him down somewhat but toys! I have no idea!!

I went and sold a heap of stuff to buy some toys, foot toys, rope toys and other stuff and he just looks at them or brushes past them! I just give up on toys at the moment

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Did you play with the toys?
show him how amazingly exciting they are?
I needn't chatter, Bob hardly ever plays with toys!

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Goose chews on/plays with toys once in a while but not all that much yet. I play with them in an excited way to perk her interest. Little by little she's getting better. She's in her cage napping right now and I'm taking a break from getting her big girl cage ready and claening.

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Kate, I find the fact that our 2 Bob's are so VERY similar rather disturbing, hehehe

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